Montana man dies in two-vehicle crash

MANNING – One man died and another man was injured in a two-vehicle crash on N.D. Highway 22, two miles south of Manning on Thursday.

Robert Crawford, 40, Kalispell, Mont., driver of a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500, died in the accident, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol news release. Colton Netzer, 29, Chehalis, Wash., driver of a 2001 Lincoln Navigator, was injured.

According to the news release, Netzer was going north on Highway 22 from Dickinson to Keene. Crawford was parked in the northbound right lane of a passing zone providing traffic control for a hazmat cleanup crew working along the road. The Lincoln rear ended the Sierra and pushed it off the road and into the east ditch with the Lincoln coming to rest within the northbound lanes. Netzer was taken to CHI St. Alexius in Dickinson for injuries suffered in the crash. Crawford was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.

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